Tried the granny hair or mermaid hair trend?
Want to make a drastic colour change that isn’t compatible with your current hair colour?
Ready to just go natural?
Whatever the reason, going back to your natural hair colour isn’t always simple. So our hair stylists at Stone Fox Hair put together our five best tips to help you grow out your natural hair colour.
Make a plan (with your hair stylist’s help)
First thing’s first: You need to have a plan for your hair. The biggest mistake you can make is slapping on some dye that you think matches your natural hair colour, and calling it a day.
The process to take your hair back to its natural tone is one that will require a gradual process that needs to be carefully planned.
Baby steps here, people.
For best results, consult your hair stylist. We know your hair history, and if we don’t, we’ll need to know what’s been done to your hair so we they can create the best plan for you.
We recommend checking out our 7 tips to prepare you for your Stone Fox Hair appointment.
Take it slow
Kind of like dating, rushing with your hair colour can mean looking clumsy and resulting in some serious damage.
Make changes slowly, instead. The best course of action is softly blending your natural roots into your current colour, then slowly working in more colour over the next several months.
Going slow will help save the integrity of your hair and ensure that you stay looking foxy! Be prepared that this process might take you a few visits to our hair salon in Mount Pleasant to achieve your natural hair colour.
How to grow out highlights
Foils and chunky highlights are so 2004. If it’s time to say goodbye to the piecey highlights of last decade and transition to the soft, pretty styles of today (think balayage or babylights), here’s how it’s done.
You’ll want to remove your highlights by slowly adding in lowlights, which will allow your natural colour to blend in with your current lighter colour. This process will gently darken your hair at the roots to create a softer line as your natural colour to grows in.
You can also opt to use a toner or gloss that will create a more natural looking root that will blend out your natural colour. This method will soften the harshness between your roots and highlights and ease your natural hair color back in.
Growing out darker dyes
If you went darker than your natural hair colour, highlights may actually be a good idea to help gradually blend in your lighter colour.
Sometimes, your stylist will first apply an all-over colour that’s somewhere between the dye and your natural shade. Then, we’ll slowly build in that lighter colour from your ends up with highlights, so that as your natural hair grows out, it won’t leave a noticeable line across your hair.
Let those pastel colours fade
That mermaid look you just had to have might have involved a bit more upkeep than you had originally thought. Luckily most bright dyes are temporary and should fade out with time. Once you’ve let the funky colours fade you may find that your natural hair colour is a bit dull with some remaining discolouration.
In order to bring your hair back to normal, you may want to consider applying an all-over dye in your natural shade and/or adding in some highlights to bring back your natural depth. For that pink that just won’t let go, you may want to consider having your stylist apply an in-salon artificial colour remover that can help to gently remove that pesky colour.
Breaking up with bleached hair
That platinum blonde look was fun for a while, but if it’s time for a change, there’s some work to do.
Fear not: Bleached locks are not irreversible.
Simply dying your hair dark in one shot after going platinum won’t work, because your hair can’t evenly absorb and retain the pigment. To reverse the process correctly, schedule a few appointments to slowly dye your hair a few shades darker each time until you reach a colour that matches your natural look.
Make sure to use hydrating products on your hair between treatments to ensure that it stays touchably soft and smooth.
Once your locks are back to their naturally sexy colour, you’ll be walking around like this:
Ready to go natural? Come in for a colour consultation with our Stone Fox Hair stylists at our Mount Pleasant hair salon! We’ll help you to make a seamless transition so that your hair stays healthy and beautiful. To make your appointment, call 604.505.5953 or email us.